Bodegas Castano Monastrell 2001

Mourvedre from Spain

Item No. 59982
  • red wine
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    Winemaker's Notes

    Bursting onto the Spanish and international wine scene with brute force, Bodegas Castano, located in Yecla (southeast Spain just outside of Alicante) was one of the first in the region to focus on Monastrell, both pure and blended with other varietals. Speaking of the 2001 Hecula and Solanera, Parker says, "Speaking of points per pennies, I don't think I have ever rated two such inexpensive wines this highly. I practically drank a full bottle of each just to follow their evolution in the glass."

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    There are only a handful of wineries remaining in Yecla since the phyloxera plague, and they are led by the forward-thinking Bodegas Castano, which has helped to reinvigorate the winemaking in the region. Created by Ramon Castano Santa and his 3 sons, Bodegas Castano is not nearly as old as the vines it owns. Starting quite small, the family has nurtured these old...

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    Learn About Other Spain

    The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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    Learn About Mourvedre

    Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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